The Great Tree of Avalon.THE GREAT TREE OF AVALON: CHILD OF THE DARK PROPHECY Child of the Dark Prophecy' is the first novel in The Great Tree of Avalon trilogy by T. A. Barron. It is set in a world made up by a great tree and its seven roots inhabited by creatures. . T.A. Barron. Read by Richard Easton. 8 tapes. 14 hrs. Listening Library. 1-4000-9100-4. $55.00. Vinyl; plot, author reader notes. JS
Fans of Barron's Merlin Merlin, in Arthurian legend, magician, seer, and teacher at the court of King Vortigern and later at the court of King Arthur. He was a bard and culture hero in early Celtic folklore. In Arthurian legend he is famous as a magician and as the counselor of King Arthur. series will be thrilled with this first installment of a new chapter in a world steeped in legend. A younger Merlin planted a seed that over the years grew into the Great Tree, the gateway between Heaven and Earth. The ever-growing shadow of the Dark Prophecy Prophecy
See also Omen.
Prosperity (See SUCCESS.)
prophecy that he would not live to taste the wine from his vineyards is fulfilled. [Gk. Myth. looms over Avalon and over two youths in particular, Tamwyn and Scree, who each could be either the Dark Child, the bringer of ruin, or the heir of Merlin, the bringer of salvation. Easton is a perfect match to keep up with this suspenseful high fantasy High fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy fiction that is set in invented or parallel worlds. Built upon the platform of a diverse body of works in the already very popular fantasy genre, high fantasy came to fruition through the work of authors such as C. S. Lewis and, foremost, J. R. . His rich tones make scenes vibrant, characters three-dimensional, and every adventurous twist captivating cap·ti·vate
tr.v. cap·ti·vat·ed, cap·ti·vat·ing, cap·ti·vates
1. To attract and hold by charm, beauty, or excellence. See Synonyms at charm.
2. Archaic To capture. . Barron makes this a real treat by reading the introduction and doing a Q&A at the end. Julie Scordato, YA Libn., Columbus Met. Lib., Columbus, OH
J--Recommended for junior high school students. The contents are of particular interest to young adolescents and their teachers.
S--Recommended for senior high school students.